Make Your Own Compass!

In this activity, you will learn how to make your own compass using a bowl of water, a paper clip, and a magnet! (Instructions courtesy of MagLab) If you would like to learn how this is possible, read this great article! https://nationalmaglab.org/education/magnet-academy/try-at-home/make-a-compass If you would like to learn more about magnets, check out these funContinue reading “Make Your Own Compass!”

The Case of the Broken Inflatable. Can you solve it with science?

One hot summer day, you and your friends go tubing at a local river.  You all are having a great time until you realize there‚Äôs a slight problem. Your inflatable is sinking! You paddle to the shore and luckily one of your friends has a repair kit with a patch and an air pump. ButContinue reading “The Case of the Broken Inflatable. Can you solve it with science?”

Soap and Pepper Experiment

AN IMPORTANT NOTE – PLEASE HAVE AN ADULT ASSIST YOU WITH THIS EXPERIMENT. DO NOT FORGET TO WASH YOUR HANDS ONCE YOU ARE DONE! MATERIALS: Water Pepper Soap Two bowls Stirring utensil SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION: You may have a lot of questions after this experiment. Read below to find some answers! Why does the pepper float?Continue reading “Soap and Pepper Experiment”

All About Prisms, Light, and Color!

Color is all around us. Everywhere we look, our brains process millions of colors almost automatically. But what actually is color? To answer this question, we first have to investigate a broader question: what is white light? In the late 17th century, Isaac Newton sought to uncover the relationship between light and color. Around thisContinue reading “All About Prisms, Light, and Color!”

RECREATING THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA EXPERIMENT

Materials and Safety Guidelines: For this experiment you will need to drop objects that are the same shape but of different masses. We recommend you use two water bottles, one that is filled with water and one that is empty. However, you may get creative and find some other objects that will fit the criteriaContinue reading “RECREATING THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA EXPERIMENT”